Stephens Calls For School Safety to Mirror Airport Security

The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee kicked off a week of hearings on gun violence and public safety Monday.

The hearings offer an open invite for House members to show their ideas to confront gun violence. Montgomery County State Rep. Todd Stephens talks about the need to look at school security in the same way airport and airplane security were after 9-11.

“We fortified cockpits and we know have c-t scanners at every airport in the country, an air Marshall program. I think we have to rethink the way school security is handled. I think our capital improvements are a critical part of that.”

Lawmakers also called for passage of measures banning bump stocks, closing the background check loophole and keeping guns out of the hands of those found to be a danger to themselves or others.